The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to have Joe Burrow back for the start of the 2021 season after having surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL on December 2nd.
In late February, the No. 1 overall pick began throwing again, and on March 31st, the Bengals’ Twitter account released a video of Burrow heading to the field for a throwing session.
Reminder: April Fools' Day is tomorrow, it's not today. pic.twitter.com/rJVJZqzIiP— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) March 31, 2021
On Sunday night, Joe’s parents, Jimmy and Robin Burrow, spoke with Jeremy Rauch of FOX19 Now about the recovery of their son.
“That not only where he’s progressed physically, but that’s great for his mental state of mind too, to be able to throw the football,” Jimmy Burrow told Rauch. “At some point in the next month or whatever, then he can start utilizing receivers.”
While that doesn’t seem like a big update, it is. If Burrow can start “utilizing receivers” then that means he will likely be planting and using his left leg more than he has since the injury happened.
Joe’s parents added that their son is still on the right path to be able to play at the start of the 2021 season. He never takes a day off on his road to recovery.
“He is so locked in,” Jimmy Burrow exclaimed. “We had a week down in Florida that we had hoped he would take a day or two off in his rehab, and he just wouldn’t do it.”
Before Burrow was even drafted, people raved about his work ethic, mindset, and his ability to overcome adversity. Those skills are being put to the test and making a massive difference in his recovery.
You can watch Rauch’s feature with the Burrow’s below.